Hector Andres Zuniga, 20, was a regular at the Blockbuster in Mission, Texas, visiting at least twice a week, according to HuffPost, to rent movies featuring cartoon characters like Barney and Elmo.
But Blockbuster, the once-ubiquitous movie rental chain with more than 9,000 stores in the country, declared bankruptcy and began closing its stores.
At least 10 still operate in the United States today, according to The Washington Post.
And we knew one of those bad days were around the corner when we found out that the Blockbuster was about to close,” his father, Hector, told HuffPost.
But when he saw the room, his eyes were as big as saucers,” Zuniga told HuffPost.